Texas high school cheerleader believed to be murdered honored at semifinal game

Enda Cowboy blue was overshadowed by purple in honor of the standout cheerleader and star taken too soon.

Texas high school cheerleader believed to be murdered honored at semifinal game

EDNA, Texas — Flowers, ribbons and pictures capturing the memories of times past sat on the sidelines of Cy-Fair FCU Stadium Thursday night in honor of 16-year-old Lizbeth Medina.

“Making cheerleader was such a big thing for her. She was so excited to have been able to make cheerleader,” said Kim, whose granddaughter cheered with Lizbeth.

Enda Cowboy blue was overshadowed by purple in honor of the standout cheerleader and star taken too soon.

“It’s the most beautiful feeling at this moment knowing all the people that support my baby and all the lives that she’s touched so far,” said Jacqueline Medina of her daughter.

    Lizbeth’s mother Jacqueline was overcome with emotion after coming home to find her daughter dead in a bathtub inside the family’s Edna apartment Tuesday. Police believe she was the victim of a capital murder.

    “I just want them to remember Lizbeth as the loving and kind little girl she was and not of how she was taken,” said her mom.

    Something those who called her a teammate and friend tried their best to day at Thursday night’s game.

    “It’s just trying to keep them a little grounded and…keeping it together, you know grieving in the right way, but keeping it together. I mean they’re young, they don’t understand things emotionally like we do,” said Kim.

    “I didn’t know how many people loved her other than myself,” said an emotional Jacqueline.

    No details on how Lizabeth was killed have been released.

    The Texas Rangers have been called in to assist with the investigation.

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